House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-.S.C.) said Wednesday he will vote for write-in candidate Mazie Ferguson for Senate instead of Alvin Greene, the state's Democratic nominee.
The AP reports Clyburn will refuse because Greene has been indicted on a felony charge.
Clyburn told reporters a vote for Greene, who was arrested in November on charges of showing pornographic images to a female student at the University of South Carolina, would be inconsiderate to the women in his family.
"Look, I have three daughters and a granddaughter. I think it would be an insult to them if I did that," he said.
An unemployed veteran, the previously unknown Greene won the June 8 Democratic primary with 59 percent of the vote.
Clyburn won't vote Greene for Senate
By Elise Viebeck - 08/26/10 11:10 AM EDT